Well, TalkingCatBlues takes a lot of the credit for the animation. I really didn't understand her theme 100% until she started setting up - then I realized how brilliant it was. She did an amazing job. I'm glad the video worked OK for her. I hadn't done much flash animation in a while so it was a bit of a learning experience.
Sorry to hear Halloween left you a little rundown. Hope the humbugs didn't hit until after the haunt. I appreciate you checking in though - I was getting a little...
Hey Bam! Kinda tired and under-the-weather, so I won't ramble too much at the moment. But OH MY! These are the wall panels you made right? So this scene is fabricated from scratch? The pipes and the signage and the lights and the meters, etc? This specific pic is SO phenomenal! You've created so much atmosphere and it just looks like it's always been there. Is the fog coming from the pipes?
I think this is probably one of my top 3 or four favourite pictures that I've seen on HF in the last...
This I didn't do! This is actually an animated loop that GobbyGruesome here on our forum drew for me, since he is completely awesome. I asked him to make it kid-drawing like, and described some of the characters I was going to build, and he totally knocked it out of the park. It was an enormous hit with everybody.
Oh - they were funny. They're a plastic milk jug, the quart-sized kind? And then just wire wings covered with paper-mache. Not hard at all. Someone who wanted to make more realistic ones could skin the wings and shape them a bit better, but since I was shooting for a chalk drawing look I had a great excuse for making them sort of rudimentary. ;) http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/talkingcatblues-albums-2014-projects-in-progress-picture211821-batty-bat-acquires-wings.html
Thank you! I don't know if you've seen punkineater's ghost yet, but that's where I got the idea of the cheesecloth hair and dress - looks more elegant on punkineater's, but I like my little ghost too. http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/punkineater-albums-my-props-2013-14-a-picture213436-7ft-tall-packing-tape-ghost-flowing-dress.html
Thanks, Chaserbug! I think it might be due to the quality of the paint (I used Wildfire UV reactive paint - even diluted with water it was really bright.) And then in some places where the light wasn't reaching I used small LED blacklights to pick it up a little. It's a very small area as you can see - a big yard would have been harder to get everything lit.
I haven't found a way to sort pictures in the albums, other than delete a whole bunch and reload them in the new order. I would love that function too, if it is possible to add.
Thank you for looking at the pics! Yes, everything is supposed to be in varying stages of emerging from chalk to real-life.
Cat in the window (and a whole bunch of other window things!) is an animated loop created by a mutual friend of ours, who would probably like me to emphasize that I *asked* him to draw it...
Looking at your 2014 now:
> The half skeleton/half chalk concept is really cool. How did you think of that?
> You must have had some great black lights. The glowing items are excellent.
> How is the cat moving in the window?
> So the pumpkin is evolving/decaying into a chalk diagram??? You really have a great imagination.
Very nice layout.
Yes we had a lot of fun last year. I appreciate the photo comments.
I had a look at your 2014 photos as well. The green skull on your lowest shelf, photo 2, might be the same one I used to make my plasma skull. BTW nice job on your haunt. The archway and walls are amazing. I that a real fire in the Uzzath room???